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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:59:41 AM »
Hey all. Back from the land of kangaroo.
What a load of catching up I had.
Lots going on so I?ll just say hey.

At the cabin chilling with HH6 and the pups.

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Its ok sam, you can admit that momma had to put her foot down.....lol

Not entirely... :facepalm:
But she was tired of blood... :popcorn:

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Yeah, another day, another boat ride bleeding. Lol

I?ve stopped doing that stuff. Not a fan of the ER

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:53:30 PM »
Not looking forward to the flight. The destination for sure.  Back is sore and I?m tired already. Not a good start. But tomorrow is another day and another AO so it will all be good.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:31:02 PM »
No anger issues Charles. Don?t even remember how it came to be, just came out one day and has stuck...some people want to foolishly punch them. I know better, and headshots don?t ruin any steaks which HH6 says are tasty.
Waiting in airport to wait in airport to wait on 15 hrs flight time...

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Medical Corner / showing off our maladies, Stitches, surgeries, etc...
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:16:20 PM »
Knee vs. Chainsaw.
Chainsaw always wins.
God had my six this day, nine stitches, no damage other than the not so wee flesh wound.

Don?t use an axe as a hatchet. Your arm gets tired and you lose spatial awareness of the axe head.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:17:57 PM »
B-reak
O-ut
A-nother
T-housand


looks like a fun first day
Oh the truth to that...
Nice looking day for sure.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:34:31 PM »
Actually on my bucket list is to shoot one in the face...
Top 10 it is...as was spitting off of Eifel tower, which was epic I must say.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:01:40 PM »
Well. Sitting in the airport. YWG. YEG. YYJ. YVR. SYD.

My name was pulled from hot standby to you?re goin boyo!
I?ll be quite possibly silent for next two and a half weeks.
The last airport code tells the tale. 18 days down there.

Depending on AO I may get some wifi but not holding my breath.
NORFORCE is our host.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Carne Adovada
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:50:01 PM »
if I could figure out the pressure canning time, I would can some up for you and send it your way.

Yea better not forget to send some this way.
I?d take a jar as well! :beercheers:

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Oh no, I have to agree with Ken.
Tool table or drink spot is handy.

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That is quite a deal. I?m thinking it could be around 1k in ?towing? if you had to pay.
$250 to replace everything is a pretty good deal too.

Is that going to include the light also?

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:02:55 PM »
Dowels vs pipe, won't tear up the finish. I had to use 2 dolly's, one wasn't strong enough or steady enough upright.
Dowels much better idea.
Now the rental dolly looks like the real deal.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:01:44 PM »
Rollers Charles, 3/4? pipe I?m sure you have some around.
Slope the grade if it isn?t to be flush with door, couple planks or sheet of ply and a few chunks of pipe. Roll to location and stand it up.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:29:53 PM »
I just cobbled together 1kw system.
I spared no expense on the inverter, or batteries.
Rest was lowest price found stuff.

Depending on your needs more may be required.

Batteries aren?t cheap and the stupid tax is full price for forgetting water checks.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:26:08 PM »
Pics of the 3/4 ton?

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...in the driveway...

 :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 15, 2018, 10:00:01 PM »
Wow lots goin on.
Don congrats on wedding and pre Rangers.
 Charles told you pipes easy peasy.
Dave I hate painting and have looked like that a time or two myself.
JR enjoy your week.
Mike, I need to go watch some dirt track racin myself.

Now the Sam update.
I?m sporting an apartment freezer at the cabin now. The surplus of energy from perpetual daylight and 1kw of solar says it?s a good idea for the summer. So far so good I think it will be a win.
Mama is there for the summer now so happy wife...
Replaced rattling calipers in truck as one had got so bad it was sticking.
Rolled 427k kilometres second set of brakes now. 267k miles give or take.
Boat finally has functioning automatic bilge pump (yes it has lived in lake six years without)
I got tired of finding water over the floor... :knucklehead:
O shoot, still have to send picture of broken generator.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:36:07 PM »
Smoked brisket at the cabin today. About 10 hours in not quite done but ran out of sunshine. It was at 183 so it was cooked and tender and deliciously juicy and all but not quite as much as it could have been. It looked a lot like the one up a few posts and was devoured quickly.

Rained off and on this afternoon and other than a couple hours before the sun hit the panels the solar ran the smoker without a hitch.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:30:56 PM »
 :popcorn:

I kinda liked it.    :beercheers:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:35:10 AM »
Charles, if you are going to use the splitter use only chains. The strap will stretch more than you think it will and you?ll go almost nowhere very slowly.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Self deprecating humor. Sign of maturity.


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I laughed at this...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:47:30 PM »
A couple of pipes on rr ties and you could push it almost by hand.
I moved a 2900# shed on grass with a quad. Shed was on 4 x 4? pipes moved quite easy.

I?m all for Darwin videos, but not at TRN?s expense...

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D.O.T. / Re: Wolves
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:37:53 PM »
I?ve been around Nate. I took on a new job a few months ago. It has made me really busy.
It kind of runs into 24-7 sometimes for days weeks on end.

I?m in the middle of a failed generator repair right now.
Man I miss being on the tools at times like this.
Once I get pictures to this phone I?ll post a couple up.

But I?m still kicking and looking forward to some vacation. 

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D.O.T. / Re: Wolves
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:42:08 PM »
Reactive targets here too.
Took a poke at 700 yards or better with the shotgun. Thought he was 200 ish and I?d give it a go.
Found prints at about 700, 6? across. One big wolf. Now have rifle at my disposal too.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:36:55 PM »
Dave pull extras to everywhere. One day you?ll be happy you did. Looks like that may be the plan too.
House moving along quickly.

Jon, that?s a rough go on the family. Thoughts and prayers for you guys.
Cool little knife too.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:46:44 PM »
Looks good Mike! Cruzin, in mine as well.

 Charles.
Mower.
Again...I laughed pretty hard as I read it thinking again...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:35:15 PM »
Been busy as heck around here for me.
HH6 on a girls vacation, sonny boy back for the summer, job here not yet in the city.
Ice finally left the lake on the weekend, dock moved on Monday evening.
Spent a few days cleaning around the house for the first time in as many years as we e had the cabin. Man we had some junk to move.
Replaced the floor on my skidoo trailer, fixed (finally connected) the brakes on the car hauler.

Need to measure for timbers to redo the crib for my dock. Supposed to be a low water year so I need to fix it up.
Oh and forest fire season is here too. First one near us today, under control now they say 30 miles away.

Charles, nice truck!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:14:53 PM »
Looking really good there chief!

Definitely some good storms you?ve seen blow by.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 26, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »
Oh and thanks Nate.  Thanks to you I'm 15 grand over my original budget......
Is that pre or post red paint treatment?
I use treatment as red Rhino liner could be an option

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Don may understand, but I bet he will still giggle his butt off.
So will this guy...

And I might too.
It looks a little more plugged than my LBZ.

You done yet?

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I don?t need one either.
But now I want one for my quad!

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:00:44 PM »
Looks real good JR!
She?ll be happy with the room.
You?ll be happy to be done.

We?ve been flip flopping from zero to mid 70?s.
Time to get on with spring here already.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:05:31 PM »
Smoking prime rib roast for supper.

138* almost time!

Will gets pics later.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:02:16 PM »
No clue how I made it big... but it fits.

I?ll take pics this time. It?s just a small two pounder and change.
Just me and HH6 so small is the flavour of the day.
Have an LZ nearby??
Yes there?s enough room to call it an LZ.
Civie pilots no beuno, but bush or armee gtg.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:13:55 PM »
No clue how I made it big... but it fits.

I?ll take pics this time. It?s just a small two pounder and change.
Just me and HH6 so small is the flavour of the day.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:20:16 PM »
I?ve got a prime rib roast for this weekend...😎

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:58:34 PM »
Happy birthday chief. Too bad about the knee givin you fits.

I won?t comment on the other problem.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:27:05 PM »
So, been a while, and it is time for an update.

I think I burned a whopping 6 or 7 gallons of gas in the generator since October.
This system is solid for my needs.
I supplemented my batteries adding a second bank.
8 x Trojan T-105 now.
Through the dog days of winter I some days needed a couple hours charging off the generator.

This past Saturday, seasoned and smoked wings in the ELECTRIC smoker.
Yes, I have that kind of surplus on any given sunny day.

I might add I?ll be smoking wings again.
No pics, I was hungry and they vanished before I thought...

I know...

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:20:49 PM »
At least I said GM.

wait, did I just read that you bought a $1000 camera, but can't afford a $200 water pump!
Sure did... :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: Are you tracking?
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:58:31 PM »
Well said!

 :beercheers:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:55:08 PM »
Charles, a friend of mine had them in his back yard, left town and I bought them. From an old cotton gin... some are pretty rough,. But 32-36' long

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Also check commercial recyclers. We have one down in the city, they recycle everything building material wise. The lightweight trusses, to dimensional lumber, doors/windows etc.
I have no idea what to ask google to see if there is something.

When I built my dock, got four of them for cheap, 60-80 bucks a piece.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: Torque Converter discussion
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:51:35 PM »
Ohh, I?ll duck around the corner now... :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:04:48 AM »
Does anybody know if the turbo is the same (stocker) as the LBZ?
I know mine is in need of a rebuild, but spare parts are nice too.
If it?s the same I?m maybe interested chief.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:12:13 AM »
Having a wonderful spring day up in Minnesota today. Negative 3 driving in this morning so if you get too warm TRN just make your Minneapolis trip.  :grin:

I'm sure -3 in April is balmy for Sam but MN sucks in my humble opinion.
Ahh, it?s not balmy anymore. The sun has a lot of power in it these days.
We?ve been floating around zero for lows and 10-15 for highs, but did get a smacking last week down to the -20 25 range.

Heck, I just need three maybe four more weeks of ice, then I?ll be ready for spring.
We?ve still got about three feet of snow in the woods where I was cutting firewood.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:06:55 AM »
I?m guessing they?ll remove it when prepping for the slab.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: Torque Converter discussion
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:02:29 AM »
I probably need the whole thing done. So  :popcorn:
This is where I?m at too I think. Just based on mileage. 260 something thousand miles.
Never limped or any of the too much business, just getting there IMO.

Suncoast was the 1056, or 1058 now that I?m having these flashbacks.

And Ken, there?s at least three more towns north between me and him.  :facepalm:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:59:55 AM »
You?re going to like the new lights there chief.

Look like what I and a few others have.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:01:38 PM »
 Charles.
This is amazing! Well done, ah that?s all I got.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: Torque Converter discussion
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:53:54 PM »
Some people think that.

I?m not far enough some days...
Got a road...
And a plane that sometimes comes. Seems to be weather...er whether they want to fly.

I was ready to pull twins and a bunch of other foolish things.
Foolish due to the 200 mile gravel road. Stayed stock-ish enough I can get parts still.

I probably need to start thinking tans tho.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:18:56 PM »
The truck I would buy, for towing less than 15k? An LBZ.

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Man I hate to have to agree with Ken, but he?s right.

Seriously tho, if this ^ isn?t in he cards, once you get past the 2012?s they sorted out the DEF crap.

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